Whether you are looking into Austin corporate catering, wedding, catering, private events, or meal planning, Alchemy Catering is well worth your consideration. We were founded by two chefs with considerable experience. Preston had long-aspired to be a chef before attending culinary school in Austin, which just so happened to be the setting where he met his wife, Kristin. Kristin pursued her degree in science in order to become a Registered Dietitian.

Gloss over a wealth of details for the purposes of brevity, and years later Alchemy Food Services is the outcome. We offer a unique catering service in the most genuine, essential way — we believe that each of our clients deserves a unique culinary experience, regardless of budget or any other details. We have a passion for our craft that instills us to strive for improvement in terms of ingredients used, inspiration, and collaboration with our customers and clients. Irrespective of if you need corporate catering for a business lunch or you’d like nothing short of a memorable meal at your wedding, we will meet your requests and then some!

Finding The Right Catering Company For You

It’s not lost on us that, in all likelihood, you found your way to this blog post because you were looking for a few tips on choosing the right Austin caterer for your own purposes. While we certainly have a horse in that race, we understand if you’re not inclined to simply take our word for it. After all, pretty much every professional caterer out there will have an elevator pitch as to why they are worthy of your business.

That being said, you can always check out our testimonials and reviews to get a better feel for what you can expect from us at Alchemy, and we are confident you won’t be disappointed! As for the purposes of our two-part blog, we’d like to offer up five tips for choosing the right caterer for you. And, as you might imagine, we do our very best to embody each of these qualities!

Determine Your Budget

Before you get too invested in the prospect of hiring a specific caterer, it’s vital you set a clear budget for yourself. Depending on what kind of event you are planning (wedding, corporate, social event), you might have a laundry list of other expenses you still need to account for. What you save on a caterer might impact the quality of decor you can afford.

For our part at Alchemy Catering in Austin, we offer a wide range of service styles, from family style, plated, and drop off to buffet and custom options. We are also able to cook on location, if that is something that interests you. We pride ourselves on our budgetary flexibility, meaning we can cater a custom menu that expertly blends culinary quality with value.

Attentive Listening

Finding a caterer that genuinely listens to the wishes and needs of their customers has sadly become something of a rarity in this day and age. While it is certainly understandable, as large-scale catering events and all their logistical planning are enough to make anyone’s head spin, it’s key to find a catering company that doesn’t lose sight of the most important element of the event — executing the customer’s vision.

What’s more, there might be high-profile guests who have particular dietary restrictions and requests. Austin’s best caterers should be able to accommodate these types of requests in a seamless fashion.

That’s all the time we have for part one, so be sure to keep an eye out for part two! In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you are ready to submit an inquiry to the best Austin caterers around!